Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals game predictions: Close one, but enough for Win No. 1?

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Carlos Monarrez

Shawn Windsor

Dave Birkett
 
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Free Press sports writers predict the Detroit Lions game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at 4:15 p.m. in Week 3 of the 2020 NFL season:

Carlos Monarrez

Cardinals 28, Lions 24: The Lions should be a lot healthier this week and should get a boost from the expected return of Kenny Golladay. The defense will improve and get its first takeaway, but Kyler Murray at home is a little too much for the Lions to overcome. 

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Shawn Windsor

Cardinals 27, Lions 24: A year ago in Arizona, the Lions blew an 18-point in the fourth. It became a theme of the season that’s carried into this season. It will happen again in the desert. 

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Dave Birkett

Cardinals 33, Lions 27: The Lions and Cardinals appear to be going in different directions as a team. The Lions have blown double-digit leads in their last four losses dating back to last season and are staring down the barrel of a winless September if they can’t spring the upset Sunday. The Cardinals, meanwhile, are one of the NFL’s “it” teams thanks to Murray’s star power and eye-popping play. I don’t think the Lions are as bad as they’ve played this season, and particularly not on offense, where Golladay’s return should lift everyone around him. But I also don’t think the defense is suited to stop Murray, who’s dual-threat ability makes him one of the handful of best quarterbacks in the NFL. I see the Lions doing their part to keep this close early, but unless they force a couple turnovers — something they have not done a single time this year — I can’t see them pulling the upset on the road.

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